Federal authorities are trying to cope with an influx of migrants at the U.S. border
The U.S. government plans to house up to 3,000 migrant teens at a convention center in Dallas as it tries to deal with the influx of migrant children at the border.
U.S. authorities in February encountered more than 100,000 people crossing the border without legal status. In the entire time of Donald Trump’s presidency, that monthly figure has been reached only four times.
The Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center will be used for that purpose for 90 days starting this week, according to a memorandum sent to Dallas City Council members that was made available to the Associated Press.
Federal agencies will use the building to house youths ages 15 to 17, according to the document, which calls the opening a “de-escalation center.”